In Memory of Jimmy 1950-1982
Do you know someone who lost a battle with Leukemia or Lymphoma?
My DH had a first cousin who was just a tad older than us. Handsome, charming, out of high school and destined for a full-ride on a football scholarship to a well-known college. He was diagnosed with Leukemia and passed away in December, 1982. I remember the date well, as I was pregnant with DD #1, and couldn’t attend the services down-state as I was overdue, and stayed home to babysit my then 3-year old niece (the now world-traveler.)
If you have a blog or a website, please help promote “Blogging for Blood Cancer” Event. The first annual “Blogging for Blood Cancer” event will take place from August 11-18, 2008. This first time event will bring bloggers from across the United States together to raise awareness for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and its mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
The event is being hosted by Goodies for Mom in conjunction with the Friends of Heroes (FOH) National Light The Night Team.
All bloggers participating will have the opportunity to be entered to win prizes donated by event sponsors by leaving a Mr. Linky link on the Goodies for Mom post for the event. The event post will go up on August 11, 2008 at 8:00am. Even if you do not have a blog, visitors to the Goodies for Mom and Friends of Heroes blogs during the week will also have opportunities to win as they learn more about the importance of LLS’s research and patient services in the fight against blood cancer.